Gender Queer: A Memoir (Paperback)

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Everyone needs to read this!!! It covers so much in such an easy, accessible, and utterly gorgeous way. Whether you identify with the queer community or simply want to learn more, Kobabe is a voice that must be heard.

— Jacey A.

This is the graphic novel that allies and LGBTQ people need to read. It is candid, brutally honest, and empathic as Maia navigates a journey of growth and discovery of who e is. Gender Queer opened my eyes and heart to the journey that so many people undertake to find their authentic selves.

— Rebecca G

An absolute MUST read for everyone. Maia's story articulates the pressures, pains, and joys in becoming who you truly are.

— Amy P.

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2020 ALA Alex Award Winner
2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears.

Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.

"It’s also a great resource for those who identify as nonbinary or asexual as well as for those who know someone who identifies that way and wish to better understand." — SLJ (starred review)

About the Author


Maia Kobabe is a nonbinary, queer author and illustrator from the Bay Area, California. Eir first full length book, GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR, was published in May 2019. Maia's short comics have been published by The Nib and in many anthologies including THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS, FASTER THAN LIGHT Y'ALL, GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE, SHOUT OUT, ADVANCED DEATH SAVES and BE GAY, DO COMICS. Before setting out to work freelance full-time, e worked for over ten years in libraries. Eir work is heavily influenced by fairy tales, homesickness, and the search for identity.

Praise For…


"It’s also a great resource for those who identify as nonbinary or asexual as well as for those who know someone who identifies that way and wish to better understand."
— School Library Journal (starred review)


Product Details
ISBN: 9781549304002
ISBN-10: 1549304003
Publisher: Oni Press
Publication Date: May 28th, 2019
Pages: 240
Language: English